April 2018 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the April 2018 edition of the New York City-Long Island
Section e-Happenings newsletter.

This newsletter is here to serve the Amateur Radio community in our
area. We welcome and encourage all submissions. Help make this your
newsletter. We especially encourage NLI radio clubs and organizations
to submit their meeting announcements, guest speakers and any special
events. Please submit any information for the May 2018 issue prior to
the end of the first week in May.

Section News is available ONLY on the world-wide-web. See the NLI site
at:   http://nli.arrl.org


* From Jim Mezey, W2KFV – Section Manager

* Upcoming Special Events:

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


 Hello everyone….

LIMARC completed an  ARISS event with Freeport High School on Tuesday March 27th   The school hosted an ARISS program including a very nice exchange between students and the ISS.  It was live streamed for about 2 hours and 27 minutes.  The program can be re-played at
livestream.com/fps. LIMARC Vice President  Craig Ross, KD2CXK, spoke representing amateur radio and LIMARC……

Another exciting  ARISS  event is taking place on April 18 starting at 1100 hours….

The Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club in conjunction with the Central Islip Schools will be

talking to Ricky Arnold one of the flight engineers aboard the ISS. The GSBARC team has spent hundreds of hours getting ready to make sure it is a success.

Their  satellite station which includes the Icom IC9100 sat pc32 lvg tracker and of course the yaesu G-400/G-400RC  two runs of lmr 400 200 feet long, 250 feet of rotor control cable.

You can watch it live on the 18th just go to http://www.centralislip.k12.ny.us/ariss

click on the red and black live stream logo……………….

I had the pleasure to address the Hall Of Science Amateur Radio Club this past week and bring them up to date with Section and ARRL happenings. I thank President Jerry Pilate, N2WGF and the club for their hospitality………

Field Day this year is June 23 and 24th so start planning for this great weekend of Emergency Preparedness. Check  ARRL.org for updates…..

For all Clubs…Please list your events in the NYC / LI web page at http://nli.arrl.org  we would like to see more participation ……….

The Jamming repeaters and malicious interference is still a very big problem in the Section with that said if you are experiencing any issues, please go to either the following websites and fill out a short report   http://nli.arrl.org/end-hudson-jamming.html or http://hudson.arrl.org/end-hudson-jamming/ …………

Don’t forget to get on the air, have fun, and enjoy our great hobby and by all means…. keep those batteries charged!

73, Jim Mezey, W2KFV
Section Manager – NYC/ Long Island
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio™

C:  516-315-8608





ARISS contact with Central Islip School


April 18th starting at 11:00 AM

you can watch it live on the 18th just go to http://www.centralislip.k12.ny.us/ariss

click on the red and black live stream logo.


DAYTON Hamvention:

Tickets for Dayton Hamvention® 2018 now are available online.

“Both Inside Exhibits and Flea Market committees are working hard to have space sales open as soon as possible,” said Hamvention spokesperson Henry Ruminski, W8HJR.

Hamvention 2018 will take place May 18-20 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio.

Tickets are $22 in advance, and $27 at the gate. Tickets are good for all 3 days. In addition to admission to Hamvention, a ticket covers parking, all testing sessions, all forums and speakers, and the prize drawings. Tickets also are available by mail order.



LIMARC Outdoor Hamfest June 10th at Briarcliffe College

HOSARC October 7th at Hall of Science


From the ARRL:

New ARRL CEO Comes Aboard Facing Challenges and Change

ARRL’s new Chief Executive Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY, moved one floor down at ARRL Headquarters earlier this year to assume leadership of the organization with an overarching goal of promoting the League’s mission, “To advance the art, science, and enjoyment of Amateur Radio.” Shelley has spent much of his tenure at ARRL Headquarters toiling out of the limelight, so he’s a bit of an unknown quantity within the greater Amateur Radio community. But, he brings to his new position nearly 3 decades of experience as ARRL’s Chief Financial Officer. Shelley intends to leverage that background in his role as CEO, enabling him to hit the ground running.

“I am familiar with the issues that matter to ARRL members and the Amateur Radio community at large,” Shelley pointed out in his inaugural “Second Century” editorial “Advancing Amateur Radio, Together,” in the April issue of QST.

He acknowledged that with both ARRL and Amateur Radio undergoing “a great deal of change,” not all League members will necessarily be on the same page, but he believes disagreement about the way forward “can be healthy, and bring new perspectives to light.” At the same time, he encouraged individuals to “remain respectful and constructive” in discussing issues about which they may not agree.

“In my opinion, fulfilling ARRL’s mission means doing so for all Amateur Radio operators, regardless of their license class, level of technical ability, or particular interests within the wide range of activities that Amateur Radio has to offer,” Shelley allowed. Increasing the number of younger radio amateurs will benefit both the avocation and ARRL, he said. And despite any generational rift — perceived or otherwise — between older and younger hams, “There’s more to enjoy than ever before — Amateur Radio in 2018 looks and sounds different than it did in 1968 or even in 1988 — and licensing numbers indicate that people are still interested in exploring Amateur Radio.”

Blazing the trail for Amateur Radio’s future should involve all hams, Shelley believes, noting that for more than a year, a team at ARRL Headquarters has been looking into how to better define the needs of radio amateurs “in the various generational and interest groups, and plan for how ARRL can respond to those needs” effectively. ARRL’s research, he said, has made clear that all radio amateurs want help, regardless of license class, experience, and interests. “They want help figuring out which activities to get involved in, what kind of gear they need for those activities, and where to find like-minded fellow hams,” Shelly wrote, urging radio amateurs to be there for each other.

“[We] all need to keep our vibrant and varied community moving forward amid great change,” Shelley concluded. “Let’s keep encouraging others to join our wonderful hobby, let’s keep talking to each other, and let’s keep teaching each other — after all, that’s the tried-and-true ham way. It’s how we’ve gotten this far.”

The ARRL Board elected Shelley as CEO in January, to succeed Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, who has retired. As Shelley himself nears his own retirement over the next 18 months, the League continues to advertise for applicants to fill the CEO position on a long-term basis.


ARRL Public Relations Committee Gets New Leadership, Updated Mission and Goals

The ARRL Public Relations Committee is undergoing some changes under the leadership of new committee chair Steve “Sid” Caesar, NH7C, with ARRL Board Liaison and Roanoke Division Vice Director Bill Morine, N2COP, and ARRL Communications Manager David Isgur. An ARRL Life Member who has served on the PR Committee for about 3 years, Caesar succeeds Scott Westerman, W9WSW, as chair.

The mission and goals for 2018 have been set. Caesar, Morine, and Isgur are putting together a team that will focus on empowering ARRL Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Public Information Coordinators (PICs) by giving them better tools and resources to reach out to traditional media outlets and social media, and to continue to raise the visibility of Amateur Radio.

These will include a revamped Contact! e-newsletter that will offer tips, suggestions, and “best practices” for PIOs and PICs; a re-energized PR reflector to share success stories and examples of what works and what doesn’t in pitching media outlets, and a 2018 events calendar, to give PIOs and PICs a hook for drawing media attention to Amateur Radio. In addition, social media page guidelines are being developed to leverage coverage to communities both within and outside of Amateur Radio.

Caesar, the new PR Committee chair, serves as the chief of Bureau of Indian Affairs Emergency Management (BIA EM) in the US Department of the Interior. Previously, Caesar served as the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) Emergency Manager at the Department of the Interior’s Office of Emergency Management (DOI OEM) in Washington, DC.

His 34-year public safety and emergency management career has also included experience in various areas of public safety. He is an active SKYWARN volunteer in the Washington, DC, area and an active contester and member of the Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC). During the run-up to ARRL’s National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) operating event, Caesar assisted in coordinating with the National Park Service.

Morine returns to the PR Committee after a 3-year hiatus. With more than 30 years as an independent financial planner, Morine worked during and after college as a TV news producer in Boston, New York, and Washington, DC. He has served as an ARRL PIO, North Carolina Section PIC, and as North Carolina Section Manager.

Morine was previously on the PR Committee from 2004 until 2014, serving as chairman for 3 of those years. He is the 2001 winner of ARRL’s Philip J. McGan Silver Antenna Award for outstanding public relations on behalf of Amateur Radio.

Other PR Committee members include committee stalwart Angel Santana, WP3GW; Andy Milluzzi, KK4LWR, a Walt Disney Parks and Resorts systems engineer and a University of Florida alumnus, who is an active leader of the ARRL’s College Amateur Radio Initiative (CARI); Northern New Jersey PIC Ed Efchak, WX2R, and Alan Griffin, who represents Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) on the Committee.


Nominations Sought for Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award


Nominations are open for ARRL’s annual Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award, which recognizes and honors the efforts of individuals who create greater awareness and understanding the services and benefits that Amateur Radio provides to the general public. The deadline to submit a nomination is May 19, 2018.

Every day Public Information Coordinators, Public Information Officers, and other public relations volunteers strive to keep Amateur Radio visible in their communities by publicizing and promoting special events to the media, by maintaining good relations with local news outlets, and by creating content for social media, as well as many other valuable activities. These efforts benefit us all.

The award is named for journalist Philip J. McGan, WA2MBQ (SK), the first chairman of ARRL’s Public Relations Committee, who helped reinvigorate the League’s commitment to public relations. Unfortunately, McGan never got to see how well his efforts paid off. To honor him, his friends in the New Hampshire Amateur Radio Association joined with the ARRL Board of Directors to pay a lasting tribute to the important contributions he made on behalf of Amateur Radio.

The McGan Award will go to the radio amateur who has demonstrated success in Amateur Radio public relations and who best exemplifies McGan’s volunteer spirit. Activities for which the McGan Award is presented include efforts specifically directed at focusing the media’s and the general public’s attention on the value of Amateur Radio. This may include traditional methods, such as generating media coverage of a specific event, or non-traditional methods, such as hosting a radio show or being an active public speaker.

A candidate’s work must fit the definition of public relations, i.e., getting a message out to people. (Public service is about providing a service.) The McGan Award recognizes the promotion of Amateur Radio to the non-amateur community, not for work within a club or organization that primarily benefits the Amateur Radio community.

The award is given only to an individual, who must be a full ARRL member in good standing at the time of nomination. The nominee must not be compensated for any public relations work involving Amateur Radio (including payment for articles) and may not be a current officer, director, vice director, paid staff member, or a member of the current selection committee.

The specific criteria for nomination and the nomination form (in PDF formate) are posted on the ARRL website, or e-mail Dave Isgur at ARRL Headquarters and ask for an official Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award entry form. Past winners of the McGan Award are listed here.

Nominations must be received at ARRL Headquarters by May 19. The ARRL Public Relations Committee will recommend a winner, if any, to the ARRL Board of Directors, which will make a final determination at its July meeting.


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ARLD014 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
UR5BCP, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

AGALEGA AND ST. BRANDON ISLANDS, 3B6,7. A large group of operators
are QRV as 3B7A from Saint Brandon Island, IOTA AF-015, until April
17. Activity is on the HF bands with five stations active using CW,
SSB and RTTY. QSL via F5CWU.

CROATIA, 9A. Dusan, S52DG is QRV as 9A/S52DG/p from Krk Island,
IOTA EU-136, until April 15. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10
meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Oleh, UR5BCP will be QRV as E51BCP from
Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, from April 15 to 20. Activity will
be on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, FM and various digital modes.
This includes some SOTA activations. QSL via KD7WPJ.

Fuerteventura, IOTA AF-004, until April 28. Activity is on the HF
bands using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

MOLDOVA, ER. Ben, DL7UCX and Bernd, DL7VBJ are QRV as ER/home calls
until April 15. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and
various digital modes. QSL to home calls.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Bodo, DF8DX will be QRV as DU1WQY/1 from Palawan
Island, IOTA OC-128, from April 15 to 18. QSL to home call.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Antonio, AH0D is QRV from Saipan Island, IOTA
OC-086. QSL direct to home call.

DENMARK, OZ. Special event station 5P0WARD will be QRV on April 18
to mark the 93rd World Amateur Radio Day. The station will be
active with various call sign extensions. QSL via LoTW.

TUVALU, T2. Antoine, 3D2AG is QRV as T2AR from Funafuti, IOTA
OC-015, until April 21. Activity is in his spare time on 160 to 10
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8. QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8. Kazuhiro, JA7WFT and Shinichi, JI6IHG will be QRV as
T88FT and T88IH, respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, from
April 17 to 25. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL to home

EAST KIRIBATI, T32. Ken, KH6QJ will be QRV as T32AZ from Kiritimati
Island, IOTA OC-024, from April 17 to 24. Activity will be on 20,
15 and 10 meters. This includes being an entry in the upcoming
Worked All Provinces China contest. QSL to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6. Sho, JA7HMZ will be QRV as V63DX from Pohnpei
Island, IOTA OC-010, from April 18 to 24. Activity will primarily
be on 160 meters using FT8. QSL direct to home call.

VANUATU, YJ. Grant, VK5GR will be QRV as YJ0AG from Efate Island,
IOTA OC-035, from April 16 to 30. Activity will be on 80 to 10
meters using some CW, SSB and various digital modes. This include
being an entry in the upcoming SP DX RTTY Contest. QSL via M0OXO.

ROMANIA, YO. Special event station YR57GC is QRV until April 20 to
commemorate the first manned space flight 57 years ago by cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin. QSL via YO8AXP.

KOSOVO, Z6. A group of operators will be QRV as Z66D from April 14
to 22. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8
with several stations active. QSL via OK6DJ.

International DX CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, QRP
ARCI Spring CW QSO Party, OK/OM DX SSB Contest, F9AA PSK Cup, New
Mexico QSO Party, Georgia QSO Party, North Dakota QSO Party, Yuri
Gagarin International DX Contest, International Vintage HF Contest,
WAB 3.5/7/14 MHz Data Modes and the Hungarian 80-Meter Straight Key
CW Contest are scheduled for this weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for April 16.

The 222 MHz Spring Sprint is scheduled for April 17.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for April

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see April QST, page 84, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.


ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  March    Year:  2018

Total  number of ARES members:  92

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   0/6

Number of ARES nets active:  26    Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  14

Calls of DECs/ECs reporting:    KD2LQE, N2PQJ, AC2IR,WZ2Y, W2HCB, KC2TON

Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month:  27  Person hours:    230

Number of Public Service events this month:    2     Person hours : 148

Number of emergency operations this month:    7         Person hours        223

Number of Skywarn operations this month:      1       Person Hours:     12

Total number of ARES operations this month:   37        Total Person Hours   613


KINGS COUNTY: NY Half Marathon on 3/18; seven KC ARES members participated HUNTINGTON: March 2018 gave us four named winter storms. Our group participated in evening nets and assisted on making notifications for members that did not have PSEGLI grid power. Our members used amateur radio to help their own families, and in doing so, helped the Huntington community too. BABYLON: NOR EASTERS KEPT US VERY BUSY HERE IN THETOWN OF BABYLON CALLING TREE DOWN REPORTS TO VILLAGES AND TOWN NO SHELTER OPERATIONS COMMUNITY EVENT FEED THE CHILDREN VILLAGE OF BABYLON SMITHTOWN: The STAR Net had four regular weekly Nets plus two Winter Storm Net that were held to assess the effects and damages by the storms.




March 2018  NLI   NTS  STATS:                          


TRAFFIC NETS           

NYPON             SESSIONS  31        QNI  194         QTC  74        QSP  64        QTR  382

ESS                    SESSIONS  31        QNI  368         QTC  n/a       QSP  59        QTR  n/a

NYS/E                SESSIONS  31       QNI  162         QTC   80        QSP  67       QTR  259

BA                      SESSIONS  31        QNI  741        QTC  25        QSP  25        QTR  679

NCVHFTN         SESSIONS  31        QNI  264         QTC  39        QSP  39       QTR  502



KD2MDV   REC/  11       SENT / 30   TOTAL / 41

KD2MEN   REC /  6        SENT / 18     TOTAL / 24

N2WGF      REC /  19       SENT /   3    TOTAL / 22

K2TV          REC /  9        SENT /  5     TOTAL / 14




KD2MDV   ORIG / 2  REC / 31 SENT / 41   DEL / 8     TOTAL /  82

KD2MEN   ORIG / 0  REC / 22  SENT / 32   DEL / 4     TOTAL /  58

N2WGF      ORIG / 0  REC / 28  SENT / 16   DEL / 4     TOTAL /  48

K2TV          ORIG / 0  REC / 12  SENT / 29   DEL / 0     TOTAL /  41

KD2LPM    ORIG / 1  REC / 5    SENT / 5     DEL / 27   TOTAL /  38

K9NYS       ORIG / 0   REC / 10  SENT / 10   DEL / 6   TOTAL /  26

W2CTG      ORIG / 0   REC / 6    SENT / 5    DEL / 5    TOTAL /  16


March 2018– PSHR

KD2LPM / 288, N2PQJ / 204, K9NYS /201, N2WGF/ 160, K2TV / 130,

KD2MDV / 100, KD2MEN / 100, W2CTG / 86, KD2GXL / 70 .

Gerard Pilate  STM NLI/NYC

” You can’t change, what you can’t measure”



NYS/M*/ 10am local time daily /*NYS/E*/ 7pm local time daily /*NYS/L*/
10pm local time daily –

As of now the frequency for all things NTS in NY is 3576. The alternate
freq. is usually  7042 kHz ± but 80 is starting to go long again, so if
you can get on top band, the alternate of 1807 kHz.

INDEPENDENT CW NETS which maintain close association with the NTS.

Empire Slow Speed Net (ESS) 6pm daily on 3576 kHz . Alt. 7044 kHz ±

Hit and Bounce Slow Speed Traffic Net (HBSN) 7112 kHz at 7:30 am daily.

Hit and Bounce Net (HBN) 8:30 am daily on 7112 kHz


New York Public Operations Net (NYPON) 5pm daily on 3925 kHz ± QRM,
alternate freq. 3913 kHz

The NTS local nets are:

Big Apple Traffic Net
Big Apple Traffic Net meets @ 8:00 PM on 440.600 +5 141.3 PL
Check www.BigAppleTrafficNet.org for our schedule.

Nassau Co. VHF Net Nightly at 7:30pm. Pri: 146.805/R (136.5pl)Alt.1:
147.135/R (136.5pl) Alt.2: 443.525/R (114.8)
NCVHFTN Website: : http://www.nassautraffic.net

Digital Traffic:

K2TV, K9NYS, KD2MEN and N2WGF are now operational as a Digital Relay Stations on HF winlink representing the New York City/Long Island Section.

Club Meetings and Information:

Club events are being kept up to date on the Event Calendar.
These events, with contact information, can be found using the NLI
Events link at the top of the homepage. If you would like your club
event publicized and listed on the calendar, please send me an email
with the pertinent information. Be sure to include the date(s) and
contact information for the club/responsible party. Also be certain to
include a link to the information on your website. I will not cull the
information from your club newsletters as I will not assume that you
want the event publicized. You must email me with a specific request to
include the event on the Section calendar.

The Club listing is always being updated. Please submit your meeting
information to w2kfv@arrl.org

NOTE:  Always check with the club to verify the date, time and
location of the events/meetings listed here.


The ARCECS meets monthly on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM.

American Red Cross on Long Island

195 Willis Avenue

Mineola, NY 11501

For more information go to their website: http://www.arcecs.org
Please contact Leonard Smith (PIO) at: n2ldv@arrl.net for information.


BONAC Amateur Radio Club (BARC)

BARC meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM at the Amagansett
Library (except November, which is on the 3rd Thursday). For more
information please go to the club website at http://www.bonacarc.org

Or contact President Steven Akkala, KD2CJW at   kd2cjw@arrl.net



Brookhaven National Labs Amateur Radio Club (BNLARC)

President ; Nick Franco – KF2P

Contact Person : Bill Eisele – KD2FFL   weisele@bnl.gov

For more information please go to the club website at http://www.arc.bnl.gov/BNLARC/Home.html


Camp Pouch Amateur Radio Association (WA2CP)  http://www.wa2cp.org

Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. 1 PM. At the William H. Pouch Scout Camp, 1465 Manor Road, Staten Island. Club E Mail, info@wa2cp.org

Contact: Gary Litner, KB2BSL at kb2bsl@wa2cp.org


Grumman ARC (GARC)  http://www.qsl.net/wa2lqo/

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Haypath Road Park in Old Bethpage, starting at 5:30 PM.

GARC VE sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month in the meeting rooms at the Bethpage Community Park in Bethpage, starting at 5:00 PM.
Contact: Ed Gellender at wb2eav@yahoo.com


Great South Bay ARC

GSBARC Monthly meetings are the last Thursday of the month, 8PM.
Babylon Town Hall EOC, 200 East Sunrise Hwy, North Lindenhurst. GSBARC
Monthly VE are the 4th Saturday starting 10:00 am. For more
information, Contact AB2ZI Kevin Morgan at kmorgan6@optonline.net.
Please see the club website for directions http://www.gsbarc.org/



The NY Hall of Science ARC has general membership meetings on the
second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 PM, with the exception of July and August.
The meetings are a time to take care of club business, listen to a
great speaker regarding an interesting topic related to ham radio, and
to make new friends and catch up with old friends. The club has its
meetings at the NY Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow Park, Queens,

Please check the clubs website at www.hosarc.org for more detailed

Kings County Radio Club (KC2RC)

Club Meeting Info:

New York – Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

1st Wednesday Of Each Month

7:30 Pm – 506 Sixth Street, BROOKLYN, NY 11215 

The Carruthers Conference Room of the New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, located between the Gift Shop and the Cafeteria.

More info and Map  https://www.kingscountyradioclub.com/club-meeting/

Our 2 Meter Nets Tuesdays At 9:00 Pm , 146.730 Pl 88.5 -600hz Encode / Decode

Our 2 Meter Tech Net Is Second And Fourth Wednesday Of Every Month At 9:00 P.M. 146.730 Pl 88.5 – 600hz Encode / Decode

Our 10 Meter Net Kcrc Sunday 10 Meter Net 28.380.0 USB Every Sunday 11:00 Am Est

Our Fusion Net Is Thursdays At 9:00pm 146.730 Yaesu Fusion Digital Set You Radio To DN Mode. or Our Wires X Room search -KC2RC – Node #40821

To listen to the Fusion and 2 meter Club Net Stream us when you are away from your radios


Kings County Radio Club Facebook Page 



Larkfield Amateur Radio Club

The Larkfield Amateur Radio Club meets on the second Thursday of the
month from September through June, inclusive. Any exceptions (for
holidays, etc.) are noted on the calendar on its web page at:


Meetings start at 7:30 PM at the Huntington Senior Citizens Center
cafeteria (423 Park Avenue) located at the southwest corner of the
intersection of Rte 25A and Park Avenue. Entrance is on Park Avenue.

Contact is: larkfieldarc@gmail.com


Long Island Amateur Radio Simplex Club

The LIARS Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Newfield High
School in Selden, NY at 7:30PM. All are welcome. Our web site is:
www.lisimplex.org  Contact: Tim MoDavis, KA2VZX at ka2vzx@arrl.net


Long Island DX Association (LIDXA)


Regular meetings are at 8pm on the third Tuesday of the month at The
Town of Oyster Bay-Ice Skating Center, 1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage
(Community Room 1). For club details, see our Web site, or contact Ed
Whitman, K2MFY, LIDXA Secretary at edwhit@optonline.net for further

LIDXA President, John, W2GW, and Aaron Broges, WC2C are ARRL DXCC
card checkers. Bring your new DXCC cards and paperwork to these
meetings for official verification and credit.


Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC)

LIMARC meets the second Wednesday each month, 8PM at Levittown Hall,
201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY. All are welcome. Bring a
Webpage is: http://www.limarc.org

Club Contact: President, Richie Cetron, k2knb@limarc.org



Long Island Transmitter Hunters (LITHARC)

Seeking new participants A group of Long Island transmitter hunting
enthusiasts has been conducting hunts on Friday nights with an
occasional Sunday event  and we are seeking new participants to join in
the fun. Anyone interested in learning more about the activity of radio
direction finding and radio fox hunting is invited to come out as
a hunter or rider. A LITHARC discussion group (Long Island Transmitter
Hunters ARC) has been established on Yahoo Groups as a central
information and communications site.

You are welcome to sign up to keep informed about upcoming events. If
you would like our group to conduct a hunt in your area that would
include members of your radio club, please let us know. For more
information, contact Larry, WA2SUH at wa2suh@aol.com


Nassau Amateur Radio Club (NARC)          http://www.k2vn.org/

Meetings every Monday night at 7:30 PM in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow
at the Senior Citizens Center, Field #8. The General meeting is the last
Monday of the month at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Contact Kevin Corrigan, KC2KC, President at kjcorrigan@optonline.net


New York City Repeater Association (NYCRA)

Meets the second Thursday of the month (except for July and August)
Meetings are held at the South Beach Psych Center, 777 Seaview Ave.
Off  Father Cappodano Blvd., in Building 10. The meeting will start
promptly at 8 pm.

Staten Island ARES meets at the same location starting at 7pm.

Talk in frequency is 447.375 minus shift pl. 141.3
All are welcome, members and non-members.


Peconic Amateur Radio Club (PARC)

PARC’s regular meeting night is the first Friday of each month at
6:30 PM. Meetings are held at the Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road
in Mattituck. PARC also sponsors quarterly VE testing sessions, on the
fourth Friday of the months of January, April, July and October. Jay
Buscemi, NY2NY, is the clubs Awards Manager and is able to check
cards for the ARRL VUCC and WAS awards.

See the PARC website at www.peconic-arc.net for all our current club
activities and contact information.


Radio Central Amateur Radio Club

Radio Central Amateur Radio Club holds it regular meetings on the last
Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Middle Country Public Library
in Centereach. All are welcome. For directions and other club
information, please check out the club web page:



Radio Club of Junior High School 22 NYC

Joe Fairclough-WB2JKJ
PO Box 1052
New York NY 10002
Telephone 516-674-4072  Mobile/Text 516-658-6947


*** Meet us on THE CLASSROOM NET, 7.238 MHz, 7:00-8:30 am, Monday thru Friday.


Staten Island Amateur Radio Association (SIARA)

President Neal “Rich” Balas, W2RB

We have our regularly scheduled meeting the third Friday of every
month. Time: 8 PM.  We also have a registered ARRL VEC test session at
every meeting.
Walk-ins are OK but please call and let us know you’re planning on

IMPORTANT, if you’re taking your first Amateur radio exam you will
need two forms of identification, at least one with a picture, $15 cash
(no checks or credit cards will be excepted). If you are upgrading your
license you will need your ORIGINAL license and a COPY of your license
(you also need two forms of ID, one with a picture and $15 cash).

The Address is:

Eger Nursing Home
140 Meisner Ave
Staten Island, NY

Anyone needing additional information can contact Mike Siegel W2RT at
917-412-1580 or W2RT@arrl.net


Suffolk County Radio Club (SCRC)

Monthly meeting is the third Tuesday of the month at 8 PM ,

32 Seeley St. Brookhaven N.Y. 11719..

Contact Richie Geraci, KD2NJA, at kd2nja@gmail.com

Or go to their NEW website, http://www.suffolkcountyradioclub.net

The Suffolk County Radio Club holds weekly nets on the W2DQ repeater.All are welcome to check-in.  The repeater is located in Yaphank, NY on 145.210 MHz / negative ( – ) 600 kHz shift / PL 136.5

SCRC Information & Rag chew Net

Round table discussions, Club news and information, technical topics and for sale items. Wednesday 8:00 PM


Wantagh Amateur Radio Club

Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 PM at the
Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793. Entrance to
the meeting room is at the rear of the library, adjacent to the
parking-lot. For more information, see the club’s website at
http://www.qsl.net/w2va or contact Frank Porcaro, N2RSO, President, via
e-mail at: n2rso@arrl.net


Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club

The Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club is dedicated to serving the
amateur radio community and the general public on Long Island, New
York. The club operates under the vanity call sign of W2SBL. Meets
second Tuesday of each month at Motorola’s Holtsville campus, Exit 62
(I-495) An ARRL affiliated club with membership open to all Motorolans
and Associate membership open to all. Email:
W2SBL@motorolasolutions.com  for more details



Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

SEC:    Bob Jordan, KD2BQM, kd2bqm@arrl.net

New York City:

DEC:    Jose Lugo, W2ACS,   w2acs@arrl.net

Bronx & Manhattan:      

Emergency Coordinator
No meeting listed at this time



Emergency Coordinator:  Simon Wurster, KD2LQE,   kd2lqe@gmail.com

January, March, May, July, September and November.

2nd Wednesday of each of the above months

Time: 7;00pm

Place: 250 Baltic Street (Cobble Hill Brooklyn)



Emergency Coordinator:        Jose Sanles, N2DDD, n2ddd@arrl.net
3rd Sunday of month, 2pm, Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, Rm. A1-15

Staten Island:

Emergency Coordinator:        Vinny Mattera, KC2PSI, kc2psi@arrl.net

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month
at 7:00 PM at the South Beach Psychiatric Center, 777 Seaview Ave,
Building 10, Staten Island, NY 10305. Emergency preparedness and
communications are discussed. For more information e-mail:

or http://www.aresnyc.org/contact, category Richmond


Nassau County:

District Emergency Coordinator:      John Wilson, KD2AKX, kd2akx@aol.com

Assistant DEC’s:        Joe Gomez, W2BMP, w2bmp@yahoo.com

Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL, kd2gxl@yahoo.com


Nassau County ARES meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 7:30 pm.
Meetings are held at the American Red Cross 195 Willis Ave. Mineola , NY

For more information about local ARES groups, contact the
following Emergency Coordinators:

Town of Hempstead: Bob Yenis, KC2ILP  kc2ilp@arrl.net

Town of North Hempstead: Tianyi Xie, KD2AVU kd2avu@arrl.net

Town of Oyster Bay: Ceil Gomez, W2CTG  w2ctg@arrl.net

City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor, W2OSR  w2osr@arrl.net

City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC georgegeeg@aol.com


Suffolk County:

District Emergency Coordinator Bill Scheibel, N2NFI n2nfi@yahoo.com

Emergency Coordinators:

Town of Babylon:      John Melfi,W2HCB,  radiorights@yahoo.com

Town of Huntington:    Steve Hines, N2PQJ, www.huntingtonnyaresraces.org

Town of Islip:             John Blowsky, KB2SCS,  kb2scs@arrl.net    Our meetings are held on every even numbered month. Our VE session is held on every odd numbered month.

Third Thursday of each even numbered month,
February(2),April(4),June(6),August(8),October(10) and December(12)
VE Sessions:
Third Thursday of each odd numbered month,
January(1),March(3),May(5),July(7),September(9) and November(11)

The meetings and the VE sessions are held in the same place the American Legion Hall
in East Islip. Corner of Bayview Ave and Montauk Hwy.  Both start at 8:00 pm as always.

Town of Smithtown:  Rich Johnston, KC2TON, kc2ton@arrl.net
Smithtown meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Smithtown EOC – 7:30PM.We also hold weekly Nets on Monday’s at 7:30 pm, (W2LRC/145.43, PL 136.5 Larkfield Repeater)

Town of Brookhaven: Ted Debowy, AC2IR, tdebowyac2ir@gmail.com
2nd Monday of the month at the Middle Country Library,
101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY at 7:30 pm

Town of Riverhead:   Steve Casko, W2SFC, w2sfc@arrl.net                                                     Monthly meeting TBD

Town of Southampton:    Vacant

Town of Southold:     Don Fisher, N2QHV, n2qhv@arrl.net
ARES announcements and business conducted during the Peconic ARC
1st Friday of the month at 6:30 pm. Mattituck Public Library on the Main Road
(route 25) in Mattituck.

Town of East Hampton:    Eddie Schnell, wy2z@arrl.net
4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm during the BONAC ARC meeting
(except November which is on the 3rd Thursday). Amagansett
Library, Amagansett

Town of Shelter Island:     Vacant


Other Stuff :

John Reiser, W2GW is the section DXCC card checker and is available for
field checking of QSL cards for your DXCC Award. John is available by
appointment at his home in West Hempstead for card checking, and at all
LIDXA meetings. If some lives far from him, John is willing to meet them
half way at a diner or someplace. Contact John at w2gw@arrl.net

Aaron Broges, WC2C, is also a DXCC card checker.  Aaron is also a member of the LIDXA and is usually available for DXCC QSL checking at the monthly LIDXA meetings (along with W2GW).
Approved DXCC card checkers can also check cards for WAS and VUCC
awards as well.

NLI DX Spotting Clusters
AA2MF Staten Island-NY, dxc.aa2mf.net
K2LS Greensboro- NC. dxc.k2ls.com
K2LS is still a popular spot for many NLI DXers.


From the ARRL:

Finding ham radio classes a mouse click away! A new user-friendly
feature on the ARRL Web site-the ARRL Amateur Licensing Class Search
Page-lets prospective hams search for a licensing class in their area.
It also allows ARRL registered instructors to list their classes on the
Web. Visitors can search for classes by ZIP code, ARRL Section or


ARRL C-CE course advance registration opportunities via e-mail. A
service now allows those interested in taking an ARRL Certification and
Continuing Education (C-CE) course in the future to receive advance word
of registration opportunities via e-mail. To take advantage, send an
e-mail to lprereg@arrl.org. On the subject line, include the course
name or number (eg, 00#). In the message body, include your name,
callsign, e-mail address, and the month you want to start the course.

To learn more, visit the ARRL Certification and Continuing Education
Web page http://www.arrl.org/cce/ and the C-CE Links found there. For
more information, contact Emergency Communications Course Manager Dan
Miller, K3UFG, dmiller@arrl.org 860-594-0340.

ARES E-Letter, sign up now!

The ARES E-Letter is an e-mail digest of news and information of
interest to active members of the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service
(ARES) and to hams concerned with public service and emergency
communications. ARRL members may subscribe to The ARES E-Letter by
going to the Member Data Page at:


Check the box for ARES E-Letter (monthly public service and
emergency communications news) and you’re all set. Past issues of
The ARES E-Letter are available at: http://www.arrl.org/ares-el/ Issues
are posted to this page after publication.


MetroCor is coordinating body for the New York metro area. MetroCor is
the established coordinating body for the New York Metro area,
inclusive of New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and the
majority  of Northern New Jersey. You must apply for coordination
through  MetroCor if you wish to establish a new system on Amateur Radio
Spectrum above 29.5 MHz. These and any other matters related to repeater
systems coordination are welcomed by MetroCor. They invite you to
visit their website at: http://www.metrocor.net. You can also direct
questions to their e-mail at metrocor@metrocor.net.


NLI Webpage:

The Section Website contains LOTS of great information on section
happenings, VE session, Education, Clubs, section staff, and much


Please continue to help make this newsletter even more interesting and
informative by sending me news about YOUR club and events.


NLI Staff :

SEC:  Bob Jordan, KD2BQM, kd2bqm@arrl.net

DEC  New York City: Jose Lugo, W2ACS, w2acs@arrl.net

DEC  Nassau County: John Wilson, KD2AKX, kd2akx@aol.com

DEC  Suffolk County : Bill Scheibel, N2NFI,  n2nfi@arrl.net

Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB, k2knb@arrl.net
Technical Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX, k2cx@arrl.net
Public Information Coordinator :  Vacant
State Government Liaison:   George Tranos N2GA, n2ga@arrl.net
Section Traffic Manager :  Jerry Pilate, N2WGF, n2wgf@arrl.net
Official Observer Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX, k2cx@arrl.net
Assistant Section Managers:
Webmaster:  Mitch Cohen N2RGA, n2rga@arrl.net
Digital Communications : Bob Myers K2TV, k2tv@arrl.net

ARRL New York City-Long Island Section

Section Manager:   Jim Mezey W2KFV, w2kfv@arrl.org